(FT2) Olympus has a PEN prototype with “vertical sensor”.


Image of the latest new PEN: The E-Pl7.

I just got that strange new rumor about the future PEN development:

The pen line isn’t discontinued, rather it’s being taken back to it’s roots. One of the mockups has the sensor in a portrait orientation like the original film pens, the space saved by the shutter traveling sideways rather than vertically allowing a viewfinder above it (still in the center line of camera, which is hard to do with the vertical running shutter, almost all other mirrorless have the EVF on the left hand edge or a hump because of it).

The source claims to know that this is a just a prototype and he believes the management will not approve that for final production because it’s too much “risk”. So I figured out that we may help the management to decide by asking our readers what they think about it:

Should Olympus really release such a PEN with vertical sensor?

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A bit of everything…


Without You from Sherif Mokbel on Vimeo.

Sherif: “Just wanted o share with you my latest full article about GH4: Guerrilla filmmaking based on a case study of my latest film.
GH4 Guerrilla Filmmaking: Case Study

How to Configure the Panasonic GH4 for Video Production (Suggestionofmotion).
Canon 1D mark IV and the Olympus OMD E-M1 comparison at Surflove.
E-M1 with firmware 2.0 tested at Itmedia.
Olympus M.ZD 75-300mm Mk2 test at DC.Fever.

Leopold:Here is a music video i shot with my GH4! It´s my first one with this camera and my second one with singer/songwriter Georg Neureiter. I´m pretty impressed by the flexibility of this little camera and i really liked shooting outdoor handheld only with available light within just a few hours. Settings are written in the video explanation. Hope you like it!

Mark: “I did a quick video about adapting the Fujian 35mm CCTV lens to Micro 4/3. I kept recommending the lens to friends and the love it, so it made sense to recommend it to everyone. Such a good addition to a camera bag, for $30. http://youtu.be/Y_XNijmhZ4E


Brand new US deal: Up to $800 off on Panasonic GH4 kits!



Today Panasonic US launched great savings on the GH4 kits (and also rebates on the GH3 and GX7). Here they are:

$300 off on the GH4 with 12-35mm lens kit at BHphoto.
$800 off on the GH4 with 12-35mm lens and YAGH kit at BHphoto.
$300 off on the GH4 with YAGH at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. Same kit with free extras at Adorama.
$500 off on the YAGH interface at Amazon and Adorama.
Different kit savings on Amazon.
The promotion runs from 10/26/2014 – 11/22/2014

GH3 and GX7 deals:
$100 off on the GH3 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.
$50 off on the GX7 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto.


Two new 43rumors readers LX100 test.


DMC-LX100 Video Test Review from Pier-Yves Menkhoff Films on Vimeo.

The LX100 is now shipping in Asia (Digitalrev) and Europe (Wex Germany and WexUK). And first 43rumors readers sent me their test videos.

Pier:Long time before the GH3 and GH4, I had Panasonic several LX series. This week, I offered the DMC-LX100 to my girl friend.  I’ve borrowed it for an evening, for a video test > https://vimeo.com/109446766. Filmed only in 1080p. Sorry, I have not the use of 4K… You can compare this video with the other one on the same place, shot a few minutes after, with the GH4 > http://vimeo.com/109473731. However, the first two shots came from the LX100.

Peter:I did my first short test with the Lumix LX100 and uploaded the camera file: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shSa1GNgw7k

Just comment this post with your video/photo test link if you have one! :)

LX100 at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto. Europe at WexUKWex Germany. In Asia at Digitalrev.


Weekly 43rumors readers pictures roundup.


Andreas SE‎
Icehotel Jukkasjärvi
OM-D E-M5 & 17mm f1.8

1) You can share your pics by using the message box on our 43rumors Facebook page (Click here).
2) All 43rumors readers pictures can be seen here: facebook.com/43rumors/photos. Like the pictures you like and chat with the authors if you want to know how they took the shot!
3) The most liked pictures and some pics selected by myself will be posted weekly on 43rumors

This is the weekly selection:

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